Bio

Professor and Head of Department
B.Sc. (SJP, Sri Lanka), Ph.D. ( Belfast), M.I.Chem.C.)

Division:

Physical Chemistry

Biosketch:

• B.Sc. (Special, Chemistry), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (1993)
• Ph.D. in Chemistry, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK. (1996)
• Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Chemistry, Auckland University, New Zealand. (2005)
• Postdoctoral Scholar, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute at University of Iowa, USA (2008/09)
• Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow, Department of Electronics and Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University. (2015)

Undergraduate Teaching:

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• CHE 207 1.0 Phase Equilibria and Surface Chemistry 
• CHE 361 1.0 Advanced Chemical Kinetics 
• CHE 369 1.0 Advanced Molecular Photochemisrty 
• CHE 481 1.0 Surface Techniques

Research Interests:

Photochemistry and photophysics of labile metal complexes, Raman, Surface Enhanced Raman and Excited State studies of complexes. Surface chemistry of nano particles: applications and implications to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Spectroscopic studies of metal colloids, Sols and MELLFs, Reaction Kinetics, Corrosion/Electrochemistry, Dye sensitized nano-porous photovoltaic devices, Studies on alternative energies.
Group Website: http://pradeepjayaweera.pbworks.com